Way Back When: 2006

Harley LaRue, Student Writer



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Hits of ’06:

From Billboard
Shakira performing Hips Don’t Lie

According to Billboard, the top 10 songs of 2006 are as follows:

  1. Bad Day by Daniel Powter
  2. Temperature by Sean Paul
  3. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado ft. Timbland
  4. You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
  5. Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean
  6. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
  7. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
  8. Ridin’ by Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone
  9. SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
  10. Check On It by Beyonce ft. Slim Thug

TV Debuts:

Hannah Montana

Some very popular TV shows made their debut in 2006, including:

  1. America’s Got Talent
  2. Dexter
  3. Hannah Montana
  4. Handy Manny
  5. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Most Popular Movies of 2006:

According to Horus Music,  the top 10 movies in ’06 were:

  1. The Departed

    From Youtube
    From Youtube
  2. Pan’s Labrynth
  3. Apocalypto
  4. The Prestige
  5. Casino Royale
  6. The Devil Wears Prada
  7. 300
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  9. Blood Diamond
  10. Cars

Most Popular Toys:

  1. T.M.X. Tickle Me Elmo
  2. Nintendo Wii
  3. Sony PlayStation 3
  4. Butterscotch My Furreal Friends Pony
  5. Monopoly Here and Now
  6. Fisher Price Kid Digital Touch Camera

Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh Steelers

Stanley Cup: Carolina Hurricanes

2006 FIFA World Cup: Italy